Photo by Jennifer Gray.
0412 CAG Fashion show
Margaret Anne Abele, Mary Russell Wood and Gracie Meadows get ready to model in the Children’s Arts Guild fashion show.
Approximately 250 people attended the annual Children’s Arts Guild (CAG) spring fashion show at the Country Club of Birmingham on Tuesday, March 13.
Barbara Cooney served as emcee, and 71 children modeled. Clothing ranged from whimsical party wear to heirloom Easter attire to sportswear and resort clothing.
Under the leadership of Laura Canterbury, CAG president, fashion show chair Morgan Cook and co-chair Emily Pruet, this event helped raise funds for Children’s Dance Foundation. Individual contributions, corporate sponsors and the Heaven’s Heroes program contributed to the fundraising.
Guests enjoyed tea and mimosas along with a delicious luncheon as they watched the parade of children on the runway. Many children walked in honor or in memory of their grandmothers, many of whom were present at the show.
Children’s Arts Guild is a support organization for Children’s Dance Foundation (CDF), founded in 1975 by Jennie Robertson, Virginia Sanford Donovan and Mary Conyers Cooper. The mission of CDF is to provide quality dance education to students of all ages—using dance to build skills, gain confidence, spark creativity and change lives. Each week, CDF travels to more than 20 sites in Birmingham to serve at-risk children and children with special needs and has more than 2000 students of all ages and abilities that dance in their community arts center. When the music starts, problems fade, and students grow empowered.
Guild members working on the show include Staci Graphos, Laura Pemberton, Gina Thomas, Laura Dillion, Mindi Keller, Virginia Volman, Jessica Naftel, Leah Abele, Beth Wood, Jennifer Gray, Anna Emblom, Natalie Wright, Julie Stewart, Kelly Moffatt, Richelle Simmons, Julie Sandner, Parker Spees, Emily Anderson, Meredith Spencer, Lucia Tabb, Greer Cotton, Casey Horn, Beth Bailey, Keri Windle, Allison Ingram, Leslie Robinson and Laura McDonald.